Remember When — Barnes surpasses legend T.F. Wallace on UC wins chart

Remember When — Barnes surpasses legend T.F. Wallace on UC wins chart
Remember when takes a look back at the local stories from the files of The Messenger that took place 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
30 Years Ago
Oct. 19 — Chad Harris (6-7-year olds), Kevin Hicks (8-9), Jeff Critchfield (10-11) and John Jones (12-14) were winners in the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Union City’s War Memorial Stadium. Runners-up were Robert Roney (6-7), Darren Martinek (8-9), Scott King (10-11) and Thomas Leggett (12-14).
Oct. 20 — South Fulton lost starting quarterback and three-sport performer Bruce Grooms for the remainder of the football season and part of the upcoming basketball campaign due to a separated shoulder that required surgery in Murray. Grooms, who was hurt in a 20-14 victory over Westview, had thrown for 851 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games. He was expected to return to the Red Devil hoops program sometime around Christmas.
Oct. 22 — Troy dethroned South Fulton for the top spot in the Obion County School System Jr. High Football ranks with a 12-0 shutout of the Redmen. Allan Gatewood ran for a touchdown, while David Spaulding threw a 10-yard TD pass to Robby Orsborne to pace the Trojans, who ended the season with a 6-1 mark. SF, which had won the three previous championships, finished at 6-3.
Oct. 23 — After beating county-rival Obion Central 30-0 for its sixth win in eight games, Union City was extended an invitation to be the host team in the 12th annual Civitan Bowl. Kevin Payne rushed for 105 yards and Aaron Dearmitt threw for 131 in the first half as the Tornadoes dominated an injury-depleted Rebel team that was without standouts Richard Downing and Tim James for most of the contest.
20 Years Ago
Oct. 19 — Fifth-ranked Union City remained unbeaten with its seventh straight win — one that made Randy Barnes the winningest coach in school history. The 22-0 triumph over Barnes’ alma mater, Ripley, gave the Tornado skipper his 85th career victory and moved him past school legend T.F. Wallace. UC’s offensive line of David Isbell, Neil Quinton, Jonathan Robinson, Reece Farrar and Clint Wilson headlined the dominating win over the Tigers.
Oct. 23 — South Fulton put the capper on a 7-2 middle school football season with a 38-6 romp over Twin Cities rival Fulton. Derwin Perkins threw two TD passes and ran for a third score while Kenneth Benjamin was on the receiving end of both scoring tosses.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 21 — The records continued to fall for Obion Central standout quarterback Wes Moore. Moore, who two weeks earlier set a school mark for touchdown passes, eclipsed that by tossing seven in the Rebels’ 50-14 thumping of Dyer County. Moore, who had 28 scoring passes and just five interceptions for a 7-1 OC team, hit Cory Robertson three times for touchdowns while throwing for 268 yards on 19-of-36 passing.
Oct. 23 — Former South Fulton High School standout golfer Kelly Wren led Murray State to a runnerup finish in a North Carolina tournament. Wren, a senior for the Lady Racers, placed sixth individually among 124 players with a 75-72 total in the 36-hole event. MSU was the defending Ohio Valley Conference Champion.
5 Years Ago
Oct. 22 — Was it a misprint? Nope. Fulton City stunned Mayfield 36-19 to hand the tradition-rich Cardinal program its first loss vs. a Class 1A team since Mayfield had dropped down from Double-A — a span of 51 games. Aaron Wilson threw a 27-yard touchdown pass with less than two minutes to play for the deciding score and standout running back Daeron Williams scored twice in the final 42 seconds to put an exclamation point on the victory — Fulton’s first vs. Mayfield since 1962.
Oct. 24 — Sophomore Josh Nicks — listed as a running back and receiver — was honored as the Messenger Player of the Week after Union City held on to beat Greenfield 21-14. Nicks had six catches for 97 yards, including one from Brett White that was good for a touchdown. Nicks also ran for 43 yards for the Tornadoes, who improved to 5-3 with the win.
1 Year Ago
Oct. 24 — Both Union City and South Fulton were headed to the playoffs after the Tornadoes edged SF 28-26 in a critical District 14A nail-biter. Keylon Hyde rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight year for UC. The win wasn’t secured, though, until Khiry Lewis — one of two South Fulton transfers on the Union City roster, intercepted a pass at the Twister 12 in the final seconds. Lewis also ran for 117 yards while Garmon threw for more than 160 on just four completions for the Redmen, who’ll have an open date before the postseason begins. UC, despite having just four wins, was set to face Humboldt for the 14A regular season title. Published in The Messenger 10.18.12

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